Sunday 15 August 2010

CAMRA Members Are 'Immoral'

Satire or serious?

A few years ago, one would have guessed the former, but now? Who knows?

I have just returned from the Campaign for Real Ale's annual Great British Beer Festival in London, to which I was invited in order to see 'responsible drinking' being undertaken.

This disgusting experience merely confirmed that making alcohol expensive is not any kind of answer.

It cost £10 for admission and another £3 to obtain a glass before a single drop could be sampled, yet I could see considerable numbers of people whose consumption had been such that they would not have been legally (and, in several cases, physically) capable of driving a motor vehicle.

Only complete prohibition can save the health and morality of our nation.


CAMRA binge-drinkers had better get used to this sort of treatment from now on. Maybe, instead of rolling over, they should have fought harder to help keep the righteous's box shut when they had the chance.

UPDATE: Lawson alerts us to the fact that John Eoin Douglas has a blog. And having read it, I'm still none the wiser.

Whaddya reckon?


Curmudgeon said...

Hard to tell, really. If serious, he's a dick of the first order. He could see the same in any bar in Edinburgh, any night of the week. And you don't have to drink very much (or indeed be in any sense "drunk") to be legally prohibited from driving a motor vehicle.

DaveA said...

Nope John Douglas does look the real deal. A lesson in Calvinistic intolerance.

Frank Davis said...

Not sure either. But the following post of 9 March 2009 has to be tongue-in-cheek.

Dear Sir,

It seems that the Government is considering lowering the national road speed limit on single carriageways from 60mph to 50mph. This is long overdue but it clearly does not go far enough.

Due to their management of our economy, adequate cheap labour will soon be available in order to ensure that every vehicle is preceded by a person carrying a red flag. The resultant speed reduction to walking pace would be a major contribution to road safety and were it to save even one child, it would be worth it.


John Eoin Douglas

Anonymous said...

Dick, seriously read some of his other blogs, its just a wind up.

Longrider said...

My money is on an arid sense of humour.

Dick Puddlecote said...

Yes, Frank's post clinches it. He'll have to try to be less subtle though as many of his letters are too similar to real righteous ones.

Anonymous said...

There are some publicans "who were'nt bothered about the smoking ban" did'nt give a toss for regulars who had supported the pub for years,shrugged their shoulders at old customers standing next to
wheely bins. Now we see these
heroes serving staggering drunks and underage drinkers besides
pissartists with cars outside.
We are asked, as law abiding citizens, to report anyone smoking so I assume it is our duty to
phone the police when we see ALL
other "crimes".

Good for t'goose
Good for t'gander.

Shug Niggurath said...

He's doing a very good impression of a green inker, but it's definitely a wind-up; who he's winding up I dunno.

budgie said...

25th of May 2010

Dear Sir/Madam,


If a recreational drug, having been taken by 14,000 people on but one occasion, resulted in 1 death and 15 hospitalisations with over 150 requiring the attention of paramedics, the press and public would quite rightly be seeking for it to be made illegal.

Yet I hear no such clamour anent the Edinburgh Marathon which achieved the same dismal record of pain and injury whilst making our city virtually impassable to the non sportive majority.


John Eoin Douglas

Fantastic. Remember Henry Root?

Jeff Wood said...

The examples given prove this guy is good.

First of us to meet him should buy him a drink.

Dick Puddlecote said...

Good call, Jeff. :)

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr Puddlecote

Give the man a cigar!